Ultimate Fighting Championship

When it comes to mainstream or traditional sports the US is, compared to Europe, South America and Australia, somewhat resistant to Sporno – rather coy about strutting its stuff. Nonetheless, the US is home to specialist, completely non-coy S&M Sporno.

Say hello to Ultimate Fighting/Mixed Martial Arts, a new – and ferociously violent – sport from the USA in which two hyper-fit pleasingly muscled young men in Speedos grapple in a cage in positions that Chi Chi La Rue might blush at. Though in Ultimate Fighting, everyone fights for top.

Or maybe they’re just very feisty bottoms.

Unlike rugby or football, MMA doesn’t use Sporno to make itself more marketable or mediagenic – MMA simply is Sporno. Hardcore Sporno. Yes, I know, my filthy mind is working overtime again. But that doesn’t mean that UF isn’t filthy too.

MMA is also rapidly becoming very popular with spunky lads in the UK – earlier this year I attended a local ‘cage fight’ as a mate of mine was competing. The atmosphere was, as they say, heavy with testosterone – so I breathed deeply. And the short-haired thick-necked lads in the audience shouting ‘GWORRN!! STICK IT TO ‘IM, STEVIE!!’ certainly added the sense of excitement.

But since most of the ‘action’ in MMA is on the mat (the combatants are usually only on their feet for the first few seconds because the main objective seems to be getting your opponent’s heels behind his ears) I found myself slightly frustrated by the ‘live’ experience watching from beside the ring: most of the time I could see bugger all.

This sport isn’t really meant to be watched in the flesh. It’s designed to be consumed in the privacy of your own bedroom via voracious multiple-angle telephoto video camera lenses with a pause and rewind function. Enjoy.

(I don’t know about you, but I think the ref in this clip is getting in the way deliberately.)

Tip: Richard

18 thoughts on “Ultimate Fighting Championship

  1. UFC is an inspiration to plucky bottoms everywhere – and a warning to complacent tops not to underestimate the man underneath them.

  2. Yes, indeed. I was strolling the channels late night when I first stumbled on this sport. I’m a woman, and this show has turned me on to guy on guy– mostly beating the crap out of each other. And while the constant floor grappling can be annoying, it’s become the highlight for me. The ‘scissor’ grappler being a incredibly entertaining act to see the top find themselves in. GO BOTTOM GUY!!

  3. I found this article (very interesting, by the way) after happening to see a male acquaintance for the first time in several years. Here’s why I Googled “MMA” and “homosexual”.

    He was an immense fan of MMA, inviting me to watch several pay-per-view specials. I attended, mostly out of obligation. The fights were marginally interesting to me, but I was unable to sustain the same level of serious interest he seemed to enjoy.

    Months later, I learned he and his wife were facing marital problems. Why? She’d discovered a sizable cache of transexual and transvestite porn on their computer. And the porn certainly wasn’t hers.

    I think you’re onto something…

  4. BRILL! I can’t stand watching UFC and its nothing to do with blood violence at all. The show is to kinky and maybe a few more viewing and im going to be a horny homosexual.

  5. I’m sorry you find the comparison of Ultimate Fighting with PORNO prison rape ‘very offensive’. I suspect you may be being slightly too literal.

  6. I find it very offensive you compare prison rape to competitive fighting. Rape is a very serious issue which is extremely traumatising to it’s victims, particularly when you are living with your rapists, and don’t have access to any proper support system. Where you have to worry ever day and night what would happen to you.

  7. I thought it was rather boring to watch. Bring back the nude Greek wrestlers. Or the mud wreatling in those English pubs where you have to rip off the other guy’s jockstrap before you were declared the winner. That still going strong?

  8. I’ve been told that there’s a scene in Britain where allegedly straight men do naked wrestling with each other in hotel rooms. What d’you reckon?

  9. I’m glad someone actually listened to the commentary. I was somewhat preoccupied….

    Rovex: you’re right, of course. For straight lads, violence seems to ward off any possibility of homo-ness. As if sex and aggression weren’t intimately related. Homo-ness is ‘weakness’ – so by definition a man who fights, even in Speedos with his arse in the air flexing his muscles while the camera zooms in, can’t be homo.

    So long as it means they put on this kind of show for us, let them think that bumming is all about flower-arranging.

  10. Im sure that because they are beating each other to a pulp, rather than flower arranging, its considered 100% straight by the participants and audience. It looks to me like the male equivalent of all female mud wrestling! GAY.

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